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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Steve West
See post #1.

See post #1.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,246
Posted By Steve West
Time? Which round?

Time? Which round?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-25-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By Steve West
Interestingly, that gives a 60% chance of landing...

Interestingly, that gives a 60% chance of landing in-bounds.
Forum: Course Design 10-23-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By Steve West
Don't just force players to throw straight down...

Don't just force players to throw straight down the middle of every corridor you find.

Sometimes a long open area works better perpendicular to a fairway. Or to multiple fairways. Or at...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-21-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By Steve West
I might be more interested in seeing the players...

I might be more interested in seeing the players chosen only from the lowest level of sponsorship. Including celebrities. That might also take some of the "pride on the line" risk out of it,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-21-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Steve West
The rules say: "such that its original flight...

The rules say: "such that its original flight characteristics have been altered". It does not offer safe harbor of: no more than if it had been played with.

If a disc has been laser-etched such...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-21-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
Not most. Some. So we agree, since...

Not most. Some.



So we agree, since par is officially the score that an expert disc golfer would be expected to make on a given hole with errorless play under ordinary weather conditions...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-20-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
It would be hard for it not to happen. If they...

It would be hard for it not to happen. If they just put a "3" they've got about an 85% chance if hitting the right number.

What do you think they put on the tee sign? What should they put?
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-20-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,071
Posted By Steve West
Yep, "hit a far tree" is good advice. In the...

Yep, "hit a far tree" is good advice. In the beginner league we were playing on a golf course, yet, the beginners still thought that hitting certain trees was a sub-goal you must accomplish before...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
Yes, when the designer puts the score that an...

Yes, when the designer puts the score that an expert disc golfer would be expected to make on a given hole with errorless play under ordinary weather conditions on the tee sign.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-19-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,071
Posted By Steve West
Jokes aren't as funny if there is no studio...

Jokes aren't as funny if there is no studio audience, canned laughter, or rim shot. I say bring on the graphics and commentators. This ain't bowling; there is no way inexperienced viewers could...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-19-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
Yep. Too bad no one has ever been able to...

Yep. Too bad no one has ever been able to explain it to me in a way that made sense.

Hey wait a minute! I am happy with the definition of par.

Aren't you?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-19-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
As two holes works, too. Yeah, about 65-70%...

As two holes works, too.

Yeah, about 65-70% at the most. Depending on the group of players you are looking at. If it's a bunch rated 800 through 1050, there shouldn't be any particular score...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-19-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
The only really bad scoring distribution is a lot...

The only really bad scoring distribution is a lot of one score. The two you mention are about as far from that as they can get.

I prefer a mix of scoring distributions rather than trying to get...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 62,278
Posted By Steve West
Might as well get this off my chest... It...

Might as well get this off my chest...

It bugs me when the auto-focus makes all the leaves in the background in sharp focus, but the player is not.

I thought cameras could recognize faces and...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 10-16-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Steve West
There's going to be a lot of good data from that.

There's going to be a lot of good data from that.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-14-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,179
Posted By Steve West
Even less intuitive was telling them that their...

Even less intuitive was telling them that their lie was a 30cm line of no thickness behind their circular marker...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-14-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,043
Posted By Steve West
For 2020 USDGC: ...

For 2020 USDGC:

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72742&stc=1&d=1602695352
Forum: Course Design 10-14-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 165,588
Posted By Steve West
Here are the differences between high and low...

Here are the differences between high and low scores of each player (spread) by hole.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72741&stc=1&d=1602694373
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-14-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,179
Posted By Steve West
Most players "learn" the rules by copying the...

Most players "learn" the rules by copying the patterns of those they play with. If they've only played non-sanctioned before, it's possible they think flipping the disc is the thing to do before you...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
Bringing this into the right thread: I...

Bringing this into the right thread:



I must point out that "Reach green plus two" is not disc golf par, and never was.

Most TDs, players and commentators who actually try to set par for...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
They're not getting it wrong; they can't possibly...

They're not getting it wrong; they can't possibly be wrong: ", as determined by the Director" is very important.

They are not interpreting those parts of the definition differently, they are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
And we can if we don't change the basket. ...

And we can if we don't change the basket.

You'll find no support for changing the basket by bringing par into the mix. Nor will anyone else find any opposition. Whether you add a throw to each...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-12-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,043
Posted By Steve West
The difference between par and average is the...

The difference between par and average is the extra throws caused by errors. (Technically, unmitigated errors: the net of the extra throws caused by errors minus the throws shaved by good luck.)
...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-12-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,129
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 516,850
Posted By Steve West
Nobody is changing par. We are trying to get...

Nobody is changing par. We are trying to get more TDs to apply the actual definition.
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